Monday, 5 November 2012

My review of Confessions of an Angry Girl

Confessions of An Angry Girl (Confessions #1) by Louise Rozett
Release Date: August 28, 2012
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Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions, #1)
Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make…1. I'm livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I'm allowed to be irate,don't you?

2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is nowenraged and out for blood. Mine.

3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and "seeing red" means being angry—get it?)

Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.

(Don't know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)

(Sorry. That was rude.)


Confessions of an Angry Girl was an interesting read, not exactly what I was expecting or hoping for but it managed to keep my attention long enough for me to finish it. I liked it but I didn't love it. For one, I thought that this kind of story line is a bit too young for the character's age. The main character's friend decided to go on the pill... BUT SHE'S FOURTEEN?!?! I understand that some fourteen-year-olds do that type of stuff but I just felt really uncomfortable.

Rose is going through a rough patch in her life; her dad died, her brother is distant and her mother barely speaks. On top of all that she has to deal with kissing a popular guy who might be dating a bitchy cheerleader. There isn't much for her to do but try to pull through the bullying and the pain and focus on what life might throw at her next.

When I first saw the book I thought, "Hmmm, this looks awesome!" and then I read the blurb and thought, "Wow! I'm definitely going to love this book, it sounds like something I would normally go for." I was expecting a cute teenage romance centering around a girl who definitely does not lead the most perfect life. But no, what I actually got was a load of stupid young teens trying to be badman. The main character's best friend had to go through this initiation test to be a cheerleader and part of the test was drinking herself senseless. And even though the main character warned her friend REPEATEDLY, she still went through with it? The girl let a load of cheerleaders shove alcohol down her throat so she could be a cheerleader. Kill. Me. Now.

On the other hand, the book did have good parts that I really enjoyed and made me want to read more. Some of the minor characters made the book more bearable and I could easily relate to them, but the main characters? They gave me a terrible headache and I wished they would just all shut up because I didn't give a crap about how bad their lives were and how I should feel sorry for them. I just didn't. 

I would recommend Confessions of an Angry Girl to those who want a short, cute contemporary story with not much plot. Even though I didn't love this story, I am prepared to give the sequel a chance because I believe that it can get better. 
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9 comments:

  1. Awwwh...I'm sorry there were bad parts for you I haven't read it yet but I thought exactly what you thought when you first heard about it. I can't stand horrible main characters so we'll see if I ever read it! Great review.

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  2. Wow.. great review and another good reminder for me to never fall in love with a book title.

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  3. I feel like the second book in this series will be a little bit more mature since they'll be a little older. Great review though =D

     Paige @ Comfort Books

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  4. I have this book but have not had a chance to read it yet :)

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  5. Totally agree with your review. This book is an interesting read but when I realized characters age. I was like never mind. Have you read Courtney Summers' books? They feature angsty teens also! :)

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  6. I have heard such mixed reviews for this book. Your review made my decision for me on to read or not to read. I understand that there are 14 year olds having sex, but it is a heartbreaking thing, and it shouldn't be taken lightly. And cheerleading isn't something that is worth getting alcohol poisoning for. It just seems like a ridiculous thing to add to a book for teens. I know I don't know the exact context or if there were any consequences for these characters, but still. Maybe I need to just read it and see before I make a judgement.

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  7. I'm curious about this book... some people give it five stars (or books), others give it 2, like you, and I am always curious about books that have mixed reviews... ;p Sometimes I end up enjoying them, but I'm probably not buying it at first, I will borrow it from a friend out of curiosity =]

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  8. I agree with you. I started to read this book but stopped once I found out she is 14 and is talking about having sex with someone. That is totally unacceptable and wrong.

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  9. my friend gave me this book...i try to read it when it come...
    thx for ur review ...

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